Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nice tandem from SP Modeler's page

From Brian Moore in HO in England, nice shot:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Old US 80 Jacumba

These are cool links, not rail oriented, but old and historic.There is a wonderful section of old US 80 in Jacumba where time has literally stood still since its construction in 1933. Everything from the road surface to the bridge rails and white painted wooden guardrails has remained untouched and almost perfectly preserved. It is the only stretch of old US highway I know of where so much has been maintained in such perfect condition. This section is also remarkable because it also has the remnants of the original 16 foot wide road, left exactly as it was when it was replaced by the newer 1933 road. Additionally, this is where it crossed the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railroad (SD&AE Ry), which also played an important role in the history of San Diego.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weds from the dispatcher

Just got 3 packs of (12) Osborn Models telephone poles, single arms, look like the ones along the SD&AE mainline. Gonna have them together soon. They are wood poles with a cross arm lazer cut. Just gotta green up the insulators and were on.

Ok so they look nothing like these but they are cool and

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

SD&AE SP 9/86 HCD Up-date

I am almost done with the Walthers N Clarksville Depot which will stand if for El Centro. I painted in yellow, green roof and white windows with brown trim. I realized my hand might not be the steadiest to paint small N window sills.

I put a 122 mile marker at Coyote Wells along with a station sign and equipment shed/box.

Going to start working on El Centro yard and small grove of orange trees on the "A" El Centro side soon.

Across Carrizo Gorge

The Carizzo Gorge Railway (NOTE: Mission Impossible Theme for The Impossible Railroad)